This gallery contains 4 photos.
Last week, my eldest son and I went on a hike on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge (Dog Mountain). It was a hot day, but we hit the trail early, and reached the summit before noon. Large … Continue reading
Tagged autoprophic, Cephalanthera austiniae, Chlorophyll, Columbia River Gorge, Corallorhiza maculata, Coralroot, Dog Mountain, Heterotrophic, Hike, parasitic, phantom orchid, Photosynthesis, Plants, snow orchid, White
This gallery contains 3 photos.
We often associate winter with the lack of color. The leaves have fallen, with only their decaying remnants to remind us of their former glory. Now all we can do is await the new growth of spring, with the emergence … Continue reading
Tagged Chlorophyll, Color, Evergreen, Fern, Green, Leaves, Photosynthesis, Polystichum munitum, Sword Fern, Western Sword Fern, Winter
This gallery contains 2 photos.
While hiking an Oregon coast trail last week, I came upon a very strange patch of flowering plants. The stems, leaves and flowers were all an odd translucent white, and the flowers were pointed downward, as if wilted. Luckily I … Continue reading